Long Mountain Lake, British Columbia

Location: Long Mountain Lake, British Columbia
GPS: N59º 18.091′ W126º 38.585′
Species: Lake Trout

This Fish’n Canada Hotspot is directly off a point on British Columbia’s Long Mountain Lake which leads towards a saddle and an underwater hump.

On a past Fish’n Canada episode shot at this location, we didn’t have to dig too deep into Garmin’s fish finding technology for this one as the traditional screen was perfect at showing both schools of bait and huge marks indicating the big Lakers below. We also benefited greatly from using the Quickdraw feature which gave us a detailed reference for precise boat positioning.

Although we did also do a bit of trolling, we mostly sat on top of the fish and picked off giant after giant.

Baits: Spoons, Heavy Swimbaits
Presentation: Cast or Drop to Individual Fish
Water depth: 24-35 feet

17 Replies to “Long Mountain Lake, British Columbia”

  1. A cold clear mountain lake in the B.C. interior teeming with bait fish and monster Lake Trout. Structure and cover, a given by “simple” schematics.

    Being such that I am a former Sonar man in the Royal Canadian Navy, I’m having a bit of a flash back where these trout mini-subs are concerned. Without giving too much away, visually speaking, Garmin’s fish finding academics somewhat parallel the naval pros, minus the sound aspect of course.

    Locating devices in both these professions are an invaluable asset. As was stated above, “Although we did also do a bit of trolling, we mostly sat on top of the fish and picked off giant after giant.”

    The common sense and logical know-how I spoke about previously and being cognizant of your surroundings, could not have a better example as seen here in the article. Remember, confusion occurs when you pursue a habitually difficult answer to a profusely “simple” question. Sorting out this confusion is “simply” a matter of trusting in your electronics.

    Let me give you a little a heads up on the Sonar euphemism. The term actually stems from three words.
    Sound, Navigation and Ranging. (SO)und, (NA)vigation and (R)anging.
    Likewise for Radar. Radio Detection and Ranging. (RA)dio, (D)etection (A)nd (R)anging.

    Putting this all in context, all fish finders are more closely related to Radar rather than Sonar.

    Know these definitions and being aware of the documented instructions of most manufactures of fishing equipment, fish finders should never be used for navigational purposes.

    Thinking outside your “Angling Bubble” will prevent a good day out on the water from becoming a disaster and please, remember to wear your life jacket.

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